Currently, there is a cap in the monthly net resources used when calculating child support in Texas. The current child support cap in Texas is $7,500.00 net monthly resources per month. Depending on the number of children involved, the monthly net resources are then multiplied by a percentage for the number of children a parent has a duty to support as represented below.
Beginning September 1, 2013, the cap in the monthly net resources used when calculating child support will be increased to $8,550.00 per month. This change will affect any and all cases filed after September 1, 2013 as well as cases that are pending as of September 1, 2013. Therefore, if you are finalizing your child support case prior to September 1, 2013 and your monthly net resources exceed $7,500.00 per month, you should consider modifying your child support to be in compliance with the new law in order to save yourself from a future modification of child support.